kde kdegraphics 3.2/3.4.3 Konqueror resource management

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A vulnerability was found in kde kdegraphics 3.2/3.4.3. It has been declared as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown part of the component Konqueror. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-399. As an impact it is known to affect availability.

The bug was discovered 11/29/2006. The weakness was released 12/05/2006 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at vupen.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2006-6297 since 12/05/2006. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 6 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 24203 (GLSA-200701-05 : KDE kfile JPEG info plugin: Denial of Service), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gentoo Local Security Checks and running in the context local.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 2 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 21384), X-Force (30714), Secunia (SA23203), SecurityTracker (ID 1017325) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-14104).




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.8

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-399
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 24203
Nessus Name: GLSA-200701-05 : KDE kfile JPEG info plugin: Denial of Service
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OpenVAS ID: 57965
OpenVAS Name: Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 200701-05 (kdegraphics-kfile-plugins)
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Vendor: https://kde.org/

Advisory: vupen.com
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CVE: CVE-2006-6297 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 21384 - KDE JPEG KFile Info Plug-in EXIF Local Denial of Service Vulnerability
Secunia: 23203 - KDE JPEG kfile-info EXIF Denial of Service Weakness, Not Critical
X-Force: 30714
SecurityTracker: 1017325
Vulnerability Center: 14104 - kdegraphics 3 Denial of Service via EXIF Section in a JPEG File, Medium
OSVDB: 31298 - CVE-2006-6297 - KDE - JPEG KFile Info Plug-in - Denial-Of-Service Issue
Vupen: ADV-2006-4810


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Updated: 07/13/2019 10:52 PM
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